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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHARITABLENESS

He cannot but be moved to the extremity of the charitableness neighbouring on tears.

And what of the wolves, your charitableness, and the cow that is eaten up together with her bones and skin?

Fathers have their own opinions of sons, which opinions range, I dare say, all the way from charitableness to desperation.

In the case of my own son, I am glad to say, a very slight degree of charitableness was all the tax laid upon me.

But if they do not go to church or chapel they are far from being deficient in charitableness and true piety.

For thus feeling and thus speaking this writer has the charitableness and the decency to call me "Mawworm."

Let us not overlook that charitableness towards George Sand implies uncharitableness towards Chopin, place.

It is surprising how this habit enlarges the vision and gives a charitableness to speech which might otherwise be absent.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, in reference to the Christian virtue, from Old French charitable, from charité (see charity). Meaning "liberal in treatment of the poor" is from c.1400; that of "inclined to impute favorable motives to others" is from 1620s. Related: Charitableness; charitably.

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